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18th September 2014, Canberra - BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!

The meeting will be a mix of topical presentations including an update on IEA Bioenergy Tasks (37), 38, 39, 42 and 43 and also the 2014 AGM. Download and view the Bioenergy Australia 18 September 2014 meeting Agenda.



Find out more about our participation in IEA Bioenergy Tasks here.



Australia’s premier bioenergy conference, Bioenergy Australia 2014, will be held at the Stamford Grand Adelaide, from 1 - 2 December, with a technical tour on 3 December.

We anticipate that the program will have some 80+ presentations covering all facets of biomass and bioenergy. At this stage please save the date.

We are now calling for abstracts for presentations and posters. Please ensure you have read and understood the "Abstract Instructions" for authors before submitting your abstract HERE

PLEASE NOTE - We are still open to receive your Abstracts.

The conference will also include a trade exhibition and a tour to bioenergy facilities in the region. View further details on the conference under the Bioenergy Australia conference tab.

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Bioenergy and Climate Change

The Bioenergy Australia 2013 conference included a stream on the Climate Change Effects of Biomass and Bioenergy Systems. Leading international experts from Australia, Brazil, USA and Sweden provide their perspectives on how biomass contributes to mitigating climate change and more generally sustainability. To navigate directly to the individual speakers, please go to the time indicated: Annette Cowie: 0:17 John McGrath: 2:58 Regis Leal: 4:33 Leif Gustavsson 6:29 Helena Chum: 8:25.

The Bioenergy Australia website provides authoritative information on bioenergy, including interviews with experts on many aspects of biomass and bioenergy

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